Charging your EV (ie Tesla). How long does it take?
The answer depends entirely on the charging system you use.
If you plug the car into a 110v outlet - it’ll take DAYS to recharge.
If you plug it into a 220v outlet (like your washer/drier outlets) then it’ll recharge in a few hours.
If you use an official Tesla charger - then you can get from 20% to 80% in a matter of 20 to 25 minutes (and that is the most common way to recharge).
If you use the very latest Tesla “super-charger” then it can refill your batteries at a rate of 1000 miles of range per hour of charging…and with a 250 mile range - that makes it 15 minutes.
The thing is that the more fully charged the batteries are - the longer it takes to get a little more charge into them.
So to spend less time sitting at a charging station - you’re better off stopping every (say) 200 miles and doing a quick-charge up to 80% than you are stretching the battery life and waiting a long time to get to 100%.
The actual “How” of it is pretty obvious - there is a little flap at the back of the car - kinda like the filler cap cover on a gasoline car - that flips open - and you plug in the charger cable.
For non-Tesla chargers, 220v and 110v outlets - you’ll need to use an adaptor plug - and a whole bunch of those come in a neat little bag in the trunk of the car.
How you pay is also kinda variable. With the Tesla chargers - you just tell your car which credit card to charge - and you just plug it in - let it charge - then unplug it when you’re done. With non-Tesla chargers, you generally have to swipe your credit card to pay per kilowatt-hour.
The car can be told to text your phone when it has enough charge (and you can tell it what percentage you want it to charge up to so it’ll automatically stop).
Tesla often have free electricity give-away offers - sometimes it’s some fixed number of free miles - other times it’s free electricity for a year or something. There are even better offers if you “refer a friend” and they buy a Tesla.